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TXA Specialist - Apparel Design and Construction Labs

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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TXA Specialist - Apparel Design and Construction Labs

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: School of Human Ecology - Division of Textiles and Apparel
Posted: Jul 19, 2021
Apply By: Open until filled


General Description

Availability as early as August 16, 2021, through May 31, 2022, with potential for extension based on performance and funding. Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 hours will vary. Position to report to Sara Stewart Stevens, Program Director, Division of Textiles and Apparel (TXA), School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences.

  • Familiarity with all of the machines: tabletop, sergers, overlock, and industrials: straight stitch, walking foot, and 3 & 5 thread serger. Familiarity with garment patterns and sewing experience. Must be able to answer student questions about garment construction coursework and assignments. A design and/or garment construction background.
  • Supervises sewing lab equipment.
  • Prepares specifications for setting up equipment in classrooms and laboratories. Supervises issuance of supplies and equipment. Oversees the classroom set up for lectures, demonstrations or experiments. Instructs students, departmental employees and faculty members in the uses of equipment, and in proper supply procedures. Conducts inventory of equipment and supplies. Maintains inventory of materials and equipment. Orders lab supplies; works closely with Accounting to assure signed documentation of received equipment arrives in a timely fashion.
  • Will work with instructors to prep labs the week prior to the fall semester starting. Coordinates with all faculty, staff and graduate students related to TXA labs. Reports to Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, lab faculty and Undergraduate Advisor to assist with curricular goals in undergraduate labs. Oversees and prepares multiple overlapping lab sections for three courses (8-9 sections per semester).


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Textiles and Apparel or related field. 2 years of experience in fashion design. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to enforce safety guidelines in the laboratory.

Relevant experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience related to functions described above. Demonstrated leadership/teaching skills, initiative, and professionalism.

Application Instructions

Applicants must upload a current CV/Resume, cover letter, and copy of college transcript to Interfolio. They must also arrange for a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded by the letter writers. Letters of recommendation must address teaching qualifications or ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse groups.

The College of Natural Sciences is committed to building a diverse faculty. The department is interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The department is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The Department views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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